It’s been a long while that I wrote anything about my travel in India and the last post was my experience in Jaipur. Now it’s time to share my experiences while in Jaisalmer and Agra, India.
The first thing to note, if you decide to take a car to Jaisalmer from Jaipur, which is an 8-10 hours drive away, please do not embark your journey during at nightfall. We had a very traumatic experience and we strongly encourage travelers to either board the plane, train or travel by car in the day. You can check for train and flight timings on http://www.makemytrip.com and make your booking through the site.
We paid approximately Rs12,000 for the night ride and boy, it is definitely not a ride that you would want to pay for. The driver picked us up at about 8-9pm from our hotel in Jaipur and we were only out of Jaipur at about 11pm or so due to bad traffic.
I shall skip our terrible experiences on the road and skip to the part where we reached Jaisalmer. We reached outside of the Jaisalmer Fort at about 5am. It was a whopping 10 degrees. We were all shivering and jittering while we climbed up the slope into the fort. Our hotel, Desert Boys Guest House, is located in the fort itself.
Once we reached the doorstep of the guest house, we were ushered to our rooms. There’s six of us and our rooms are all located at three different levels. My partner and I got the room located on the top floor and I was in awe. Both of us literally looked at each other with our jaw dropped.
It was AMAZING.
That is exactly how our room looks like. It was marvelous. It feels like were royalty. Lol.
Just as we settled down and put our stuff in the room, we stepped out of the room and we were about to witness the sunrise in Jaisalmer. From where we were at, we were able to see villages, the desert, and the horizon. The feeling is surreal.
We showered and took a nap before we head out to the town later in the day.
Here is the address of the Desert Boys Guest House:
Do check them out if you are visiting Jaisalmer and also, they are really affordable!
To be continued…
We did something that was out of the ordinary yesterday. But it was worth it. Nothing much to say about the trip because everything was pretty far for us to shoot. However, a kind soul shared with us a piece of information. He came across a Large-tailed Nightjar that was perched on this little signage (i think?). It is pretty uncommon to see a Nightjar in the open because they are known to camouflage themselves amongst the dried leaves and litters on the ground.
So here it is. 🙂